October 12th – Thursday

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might. – Ecclesiastes 9:10

On this day in 1920, the groundbreaking for the Holland Tunnel officially began construction on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River. While railroad tubes had been constructed many years before, automobile traffic had been relegated to ferrying back and forth from New Jersey to New York. The first mechanically ventilated vehicular tunnel in the world, the length of the tunnel required ventilation through towers to protect drivers from being asphyxiated by carbon monoxide exhaust. The cost and geology favored a tunnel versus a bridge for automobile traffic. Though there were many delays in its planning as well as its construction, the project was completed seven years after it began. There are situations in life that can make you feel as if you have entered a long tunnel. As you experience trials and afflictions, remember that God has given you breath and He protects your life (Job 12:10; Psalm 121:7).

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon as he serves as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • For Secretary Pete Buttigieg to be discerning as he oversees the Transportation Department.

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